It’s a little hard to believe, but for once we agree with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. On Wednesday Christie said that he would never have pardoned former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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Christie interviews with MSNBC’s Morning Joe and called the pardon an “extraordinary power” for any executive.
“My understanding has always been that one of the prerequisites you look for in giving a pardon is contrition for what you were convicted of,” he said.
“I didn’t see that in Sheriff Arpaio.”
Christie was then asked if he would’ve pardoned Arpaio and he replied with “This is not one that I would have done. The fact is, when you’re a president or governor, you have the absolute right to do this.”
“This is not one that I would do because of the person not seeming contrite for what he was convicted of,” the onetime presidential candidate said.
Christie believes that the power to pardon needs to be used sparingly and that Trump “absolutely believes that Arpaio was wrongfully convicted.” Oh, so the guy running a modern-day concentration camp was “wrongfully convicted” how nice.
A judge is now looking into removing the pardon for Arpaio.
Source: The Hill